• ~ burger ~
  • 1lb ground chicken
  • 2 green onions, chopped
  • 1/4 cup chopped red bell pepper
  • 2 Tablespoons chopped cilantro
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 lime, cut in half
  • 4 slices pepper jack cheese
  • 4 buns, toasted
  • ~ guacamole ~
  • 1 avocado
  • garlic powder
  • salt & pepper
  • squirt of lime or lemon juice

I needed a new burger recipe.  This woke up our taste buds!  I loved the veggies in the burger, the pepper jack cheese on top, and the guac on top of that!  This will definitely be a frequent entree on my menu!  I even made them for my girls (minus the red pepper flakes and pepper jack cheese)… they both ate their entire mini-burgers.  I’ve discovered that my little one isn’t a fan of most meats, but these burgers and the spinach and feta turkey burgers are child approved.  Try it, you’ll like it, too!

*I like to double this recipe and instead of making 4 burgers with the single recipe, I make 6 or 7 bigger burgers and we eat the leftovers for lunch the next day!


Combine chicken, green onions, bell pepper, cilantro, garlic, salt, red pepper flakes (more if you like it spicy) and juice of half a lime in a large bowl. Mix until thoroughly combined, then form into 4 patties.
Heat a large grill pan or skillet over medium-high heat. Grill burgers for 3-4 minutes a side, or until cooked all the way through. Place a slice of cheese on top of each burger, then cover with a large pot lid, and allow to melt for about a minute. Remove burgers to a plate, tent with foil, and allow to rest for 5 minutes. Place each burger on a toasted thin bun, then top with guacamole.
For the guacamole: Mash all ingredients together with a potato masher or fork.

Source: Iowa Girl Eats